Information on hedge laying – tools, courses, and history

A Strategy for Native Woodlands in Ireland 2016-2020
Climate Change Committee Report – Hedgelink, July 2019
College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise, Northern Ireland
Department of Agriculture and Rural Development NI – Countryside Management 
George Midgley family history page
GLAS Scheme
GLAS Scheme Structure and payments
Hedgerow Harvest – for anyone interested in produce from hedgerows
Hedge Laying Traditional Skills with Eoin Donnely (YouTube video on Heritage Park channel – )
Hedgerow Translocation Project Report
Julius Caesar describes laid hedges, para 17
National Ploughing Championships
New hedgerow pamphlet from CPRE
Petition against changes to the Wildlife Act
Russell Woodham – Hedge layer
Teagasc Hedge Map of Ireland
Tree Care Ireland – Forestry, Arboriculture & Chainsaw training


Agricultural Historical Society of Ireland
Dutch Hedgerow / Hedge laying Group
Environmental Pillar of Social Partnership
Hedgelink – working together for the UK’s hedgerows
Irish Environmental Network
National Hedge Laying Society (Britain)
Northern Ireland Heritage Lottery Fund
Woodlands of Ireland

Information on hedge laying – International

French Publications on Hedgerows
Sticks & Stones – Hedge Laying in Tasmania

Past Events and News

All-Ireland Hedgelaying Championship 2013 Photos
Hands on Traditional skills and where to learn them, The Irish Times 2011
Head In The Hedgerow art exhibition- Hugh Barr
Hedges are the life-giving arteries of our land, The Irish Times 2017
Strict enforcement on hedgerow cutting and upland burning vital to avoid environmental devastation – Environmental Pillar 2018
Survey finds most hedgerows will die if they are not actively managed, The Irish Times 2014
The Hedger’s Art, The IrishTimes 1999


Hedge Laying Traditional Skills with Eoin Donnely (YouTube video on Heritage Park channel – )
RTE Nationwide – Hedge Laying (A clip from RTE’s Nationwide program showcasing the topic of Hedge Laying in Ireland – Fintan Stack channel)